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Rob C

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #40 on: March 12, 2013, 11:00:35 AM »

Also,
canon and nikon in the used market reflect original value as well as current-
Try and find a  used 500+mm lens for either
Then try and find 1 for less than 2K
The value of my 600 seems to be going UP
Funny, but if you had a car that you used steadily for 5-7 years,
could you sell it for the same $
no way
It's easy to appreciate a price structure when you are the beneficiary of it.




http://youtu.be/Gv61zBZacpo

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #41 on: March 12, 2013, 11:48:18 AM »


Well, Keith, since the closure of that wholesaler here, I've no choice anymore.

Basically, I don't like the feeling of having to trust in a dealer I've never met. Today, with the problem of little or no final inspection before stuff is put out of the factory, the cost and effort involved in posting anything heavy, expensive and faulty out of Spain and back and forth is a nightmare; I tried to insure something in the local post office once: couldn't be done without a trip to Palma (two hours in the car). Proving that there's something amiss would be pretty much impossible for me to do. In a nutshell, nothing replaces the confidence I used to have in my small, local expert camera shop, and the service was excellent, too.

Yes, I know some find this sentiment anathema, but I feel the modern electronic ways of selling are a heap of crap. I simply miss person-to-person relationships with business partners.

Rob C

Seems to me that you DO have a choice. Spend the time, effort and money on travelling to the nearest (however far that is) bricks and mortar shop and get all benefits a real shop can offer. Or save money and go without the benefits.
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Rocco Penny

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #42 on: March 12, 2013, 02:33:32 PM »

a prime case of "what you see is what you get"

goddam Merle---
thanks Rob
Ain't ashamed to say that makes the smell of cold coors in a can come alive
thinking back to a time I mighta said I haight country music,
unless it's merle
or another hero of the coastal crowd
 a star round these parts whose country you only can discern if you're from here- one of my favorites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0-oR1h_ZJw
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Rob C

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #43 on: March 12, 2013, 03:00:28 PM »

a prime case of "what you see is what you get"

goddam Merle---
thanks Rob
Ain't ashamed to say that makes the smell of cold coors in a can come alive
thinking back to a time I mighta said I haight country music,
unless it's merle
or another hero of the coastal crowd
 a star round these parts whose country you only can discern if you're from here- one of my favorites
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0-oR1h_ZJw




Thanks Rocco - I didn't know about this guy: love the beat and blue country! Another for the favourites list.

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #44 on: March 13, 2013, 05:29:14 AM »

a prime case of "what you see is what you get"

goddam Merle---
thanks Rob
Ain't ashamed to say that makes the smell of cold coors in a can come alive
thinking back to a time I mighta said I haight country music,
unless it's merle

If you like merle then you will love this guy. He sounds like merle and George Jones rolled into one. I have been listening to C&W for over forty years and recently discovered him. He is simply the best and writes his own songs. Visit Amazon and download his stuff.

http://www.theconnextion.com/dalewatson/index.cfm    :)

Rocco Penny

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2013, 09:30:59 AM »

hah! saw him with the wronglers
haven't been to shows in years now::) ;D
probably saw 100+ artists a year for about 10 years running until the turn of the millenium
then 9-11 came and it just wasn't fun
mood changed
cops in the venues
hardcore debauchery became commonplace-
Country alt or"americana" had been co opted by labels and easy marketing-
Now if you want to see a fine act in a nice place you have to go to a day show...
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Rob C

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2013, 11:10:35 AM »

If you like male voices, then is is where I think country does it best:

http://youtu.be/_yTtWX6fvIA

http://youtu.be/AFQ77DfQiU0

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2013, 11:40:43 AM »

Rob,
Or grievous angel and first cosmic cowboy Gram Parsons revving up w/Emmylou Harris on the 2nd link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1iisLkOPss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqf9p9MpZBU
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Rob C

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2013, 12:20:52 PM »

Rob,
Or grievous angel and first cosmic cowboy Gram Parsons revving up w/Emmylou Harris on the 2nd link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1iisLkOPss
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqf9p9MpZBU


Yeah, liked Parsons a lot:

http://youtu.be/VBsQJX9PapQ

http://youtu.be/RCqxq6xqoXI

Another memory of a good time in my life:

http://youtu.be/Hf0Dm-OaTNk

Rob C


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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2013, 12:35:02 PM »


Yeah, liked Parsons a lot:

http://youtu.be/VBsQJX9PapQ

http://youtu.be/RCqxq6xqoXI

Another memory of a good time in my life:

http://youtu.be/Hf0Dm-OaTNk

Rob C





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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2013, 12:47:44 PM »

Get a room, guys!  ;D

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Re: Nikon's price gouging
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Re: Nikon's price gouging
« Reply #52 on: March 27, 2013, 06:44:14 PM »

Well, the increase is price between the 2 generations of the 80-400 seems less than the effect of currency and inflations in the meantime.


You're correct, I forgot about inflation.  Ha, the solution to that seems so simple. STOP PRINTING MONEY! Duh!

So I suppose the prices are not that bad for lenses at least.  But accessories are still far more expensive than they should be.
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